3.2. A note about the required Rust -Z build-std=<CRATE,> flag

AVR-Rust is not distributed with a pre-built libcore crate. Instead, it is compiled on-demand when a crate uses it via the Rust -Z build-std flag.

There are many hundreds of variants of AVR microcontroller, and it is not feasible to distribute runtime libraries for all of them within a regular Rust distribution.

Due to this, any time a crate is built for AVR, -Z build-std=core should be passed to cargo.


cargo build -Z build-std=core --target avr-atmega328p.json --release

What happens if you don't pass it

Then you will get a "cannot find crate for 'core'" error when you compile the crate. The only crates that can avoid this are those that are #[no_core] crates, such as libcore itself.

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